Analog-Like Extensions?

Joined: Sun 12 of Sep, 2010

Re: Analog-Like Extensions?

Posted:Mon 13 of Sep, 2010 (20:23 UTC)
I haven't used that server, but generally, on a PBX, you'd create a ring group for this sort of thing. Make the desired extensions mebers of the ring group and have incoming calls ring the group. Normally, you wouldn't have multiple extensions assigned the same number.

Re: Analog-Like Extensions?

Posted:Mon 13 of Sep, 2010 (19:26 UTC)
There is some information on Busy Lamp Field Support here: Asterisk and Aastra Phones. Polycom phones also have an option to add a Busy Lamp Field to a phone.
Joined: Mon 13 of Sep, 2010

Analog-Like Extensions?

Posted:Mon 13 of Sep, 2010 (17:55 UTC)
I am a VoIP novice. I thought I was doing good by making a bunch of VoIP phones talk to each other via a software SIP server. I even have analog phones connected via analog telephone adapters. Throw in a few soft phones and I thought I was a VoIP master.

BUT, I am trying something as simple as extensions and I have hit a HUGE WALL.

Here's my scenario:

Totally standalone test lab; no outside network or POTS connectivity whatsoever.

I am running miniSipServer as my SIP server, and have numerous AAstra VoIP phones, Snom 320 VoIP phones, and some analog phones as well.

I am trying to set up extensions on a few different phones so that if a number is dialed (333-1234), all the phones having the same number (333-1234) will ring. If one phone answers, I want the light associated with that number (333-1234) to stay lit on the other phones. Also, I want the other phones to be able to join the conversation by pressing the lit button.

This seems so incredibly simple. Maybe I am thinking too analog. I have been on the forum for my SIP Server and the forum for my Snom 320 and nobody seems to know how to do it.

I'm willing to change to a different SIP server or different phones if necessary.

Can it be done? How?